Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Trip to Hong Kong 香港



先月は香港に行きました。大学のことで、学会と言います。
ですけど、スケッチはメモをするために一番いい方法と思います。
観光するを忙しくて、あんまり絵を描く時間はなかったんです。
Study trip to Hong Kong for Community Design conference. Sketches for memo. After meeting Alvin I realized, how much I can do more for my trip memo sketching.


美味しい料理:鳥は全部でお皿に置いてある、魚も
Food is super tasty, chicken as it is on the plate and fish

    出発時間:
Flight time

Friday, December 23, 2016

忘年会 Portraits of local people


忘年会
岩瀬自治会のお年寄りの人と話しながら、スケッチした。
最初は怖かったけど、どんどん丈夫になった。
なぜか私ここにいるのか?
なぜか私こんなおかしいことをやるのか?
このような質問はいつも頭の中にまわしている。
自分の落ち着いている場所を作り、スケッチブックの中です。
紙の鏡に映し、友達になれる。
みんな様の顔を描きたい。全地域の画像。ちょっと時間を与えて、周りの人を認識する。
いつも、ありがとう(^O^)!



   In Japan, "End of the Year" (Bounenkai) Party is held in December.
   Local people meet, eat and discuss what is happened, forgetting and forgiving bad things happened.
On this party I drew portraits of people from Neighbourhood Association, in which building I'm living.
   Felt scared to start drawing people in front of me, but it is the best way for me to feel comfortable, communicating by pictures. 
   In the end they were happy and I get to know them better. I'm planning to draw portraits of all Neighbourhood Association people. It is the way discover every person.




Always thankful to them for accepting me in a neighbourhood :)

Friday, December 9, 2016

お家の船団 Marine fleet in the room

これから住んでいるところ岩瀬自治会館の二階には船が置いてある!

誰から来た、その船団?
子供の頃読んだ本を思い出す、小さな世界。

この船は区に住む湯浅浩さんという方からです。

引っ越すのデ置く場所がないために2隻を自治会に寄付してくれた。





There are two ships now in the place where I live.

When I see them, I remember a story from childhood, a book about boy, who wanted to meet little people on the shipHe stayed at  his grandmother’s house during vacation. She has a beautiful model of ship, it was her precious memory. Boy see it and his interest is growing day by day, since grandmother prohibit to touch the ship. He imagine small people inhabit the ship and try to  catch them, lure out by sweets, all in vain...
These two ships came to neighborhood association building from local person Hiroshi Yuasa, who is moving to other area. He want to give something to this community, which will keep a good memory.  He put inside the glass box semiprecious stone and coral, on both sides of ship. 

Sunday, November 27, 2016

What is to live in Japanese neighborhood association?

What is to live in Japanese neighborhood association? Orchestra musicians make a rehearsal in your bedroom.
自治会館に住むの生活といえば、音楽者は住むの部屋で演奏することだ!

Had such a lucky chance to hear them playing and make sketches!
聞いてくれてとても嬉しかった!


This is the rehearsal of the concert for cultural Festival in Iwase.
岩瀬自治会文化祭のためにのコンサートでした。


They improvised Katusha and Tchaikovsky for me, when get to know that I'm Russian (^^)
彼らは私がロシア人であることを知ると、カチューシャとチャイコフスキーを即興で演奏しました!



Couldn't finish cello at the time!


Musicians, who played in Iwase neighborhood association, where I live, is from Chiba New Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Grateful to them.

ほんとに、どうもありがとうございました!




Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sketch meet up at Nishiogikubo, and Ikebukuro

Jeff from Netherland whom I've met in Manchester this summer was visiting Japan, so we had short sketch session with Eriko, Atsuko, Miyu in Nishiogikubo. This place is non of tourist site, just a ordinary Tokyo town, yet we found charm there through sketchers point of view.











Next day, we had sketch meeting in Ikebukuro. Kwin from Thailand, whom I've met in Singapore last year, Atsuko, and I drew one of the most busy scene of Tokyo street.



















It was always joy to discover something new by seeing fellow sketchers way of drawing and tools.
That's why small group sketch session is good to communicate, and to learn.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

代々木公園駅と代々木八幡宮

Johanna from Germany whom I've met last summer in Manchester was visiting Japan. We met again in Tokyo. Including fellow sketcher Eriko, we visited Yoyogikoen station area, sketched non-picturesque but somewhat interesting view. Then after lunch before it got dark we sketched near by shrine called Yoyogi-Hachimangu. So lovely to see each and everyone's approach. This was beautiful and tranquil place.


















Monday, November 7, 2016

Red Bricks building of Ichikawa


Sketch from recent workshop in support of preserving red brick building in Ichikawa town with high schoolers.


I was facilitator of a group of 4 high school girls. Three of them drew sketches too. After that we brain storm how to help preservation of Red Bricks Building of Ichikawa and spread information about it.

There was a Ginkgo tree and it smelled strongly of it's seeds. This is the link to Tokyo University, though I, laughing.






So, the suggestion of schoolers was to make a complex lesson of history, art and nature, using this location.



Girls described their feelings during the drawing at the presentation. One of them said, that she realized this building has a soft character.


We also met the other sketcher there.